This month an update from Nepal:
Cynthia Chadwell tells of the story of a young Nepali mother facing a terrible dilemma
Europe and North Africa
Pray for those mission workers who are pressing on with language study: Annie and Dan Dupree (Albanian) and Beth (French for Tunisia). Pray that God will keep their minds open so that they continue to gain and retain these new skills.
Pray for Albania and Kosovo as they are being hit by some of the worst floods on record, exacerbated by deforestation and soil erosion. Pray that the government will be able to find long term solutions and that they will be able to help the affected families recover what they have lost.
Praise God for the number of enquiries that have come to BMS in the past few months. We are in the process of selecting individuals and families for Afghanistan, Thailand, France, Bangladesh, Peru and China.
Please pray for people to come forward to fill strategic long term roles in Tunisia (palliative care and finance), Chad (surgeons), and Afghanistan.
Pray for the 2015 Action Teams and wisdom as we put the teams together and decide which countries people will travel to.
Thank God for the number of short term volunteers serving around the world as teachers, lawyers and in missional freedom businesses.
A number of workers will be returning or finishing service with BMS this year. Please pray for a good transition as they prepare to leave and resettle in the UK.
The joint baptist consultation on disaster relief went really well. We are hoping that it will be possible to a have a fully integrated Baptist response to global disasters that produces effective rescue and recovery for many vulnerable people. Lots of work still lies ahead but there is a mutual understanding, friendship and a commitment to professionalism, as well as a genuine concern for the vulnerable, that is pushing the 13 participating global Baptist agencies forward in their pursuit of closer collaboration.
Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict
It has been great to be involved in the next round of the Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict process alongside the Foreign Commonwealth Office. BMS was part of the organising group that hosted a world faith leaders’ summit at the Foreign Office, and we look forward to working through the implications of the joint faith leaders’ declaration with our partners.
Maternal health centre, Chad
The maternal health community project is going well in Chad. We have started reaching communities with awareness programmes on safe birthing. Most pleasing of all has been the very welcome reception that we have received from the Muslim majority community.
The construction of the new maternal health centre is now under way.
Thank you for your prayers. May God bless you and keep you in the days ahead.
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